In our morning reading: thoughts on Elizabeth Hand’s new novel, writers discuss climate change, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Rion Amilcar Scott, Arthur Sze Poetry, Beach Sloth on Metal, Lisa Lutz Interviewed, and More
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Rion Amilcar Scott and Deborah Levy, new writing from Arthur Sze, and more.
The archeologist/my body in archeology
by Erin Ambrose
You kissed me hard – screwball hard – like you were digging for something. Have you ever felt searched like that? Searched and scavenged by lips that thrust through your skin like blood shovels, wrenching your gums, throttling your teeth, wrestling for gold? I waited for the gentleness to come, to settle. But you never had a gentle heart.
Morning Bites: Paul Tremblay’s Recommendations, Renaming Literary Awards, Johannes Göransson, Nathan Ballingrud Adapted, and More
In our morning reading: book recommendations from Paul Tremblay, an interview with Johannes Göransson, and more.
In our afternoon reading: a review of Kim Gordon’s new album, thoughts on Ben Lerner’s latest novel, and more.
When it comes to finding ugliness, unexpected beauty, and weirdness in everyday life, no author does it quite like Mary Miller. Her understated, straightforward prose is a treasure trove of illuminating morsels that strip away pretense and reflect humanity in all its glorious range: unpleasantness, pettiness, aching, love, hope, heartbreak, longing, lust, depression, humor, and confusion abound. At once a novel and a sociological treatise of loneliness and heartbreak, Biloxi, Miller’s latest novel, is a hybrid narrative that’s part novel, part love letter to human darkness, and part ethnographical observation of an old man and his dog. Oh, and it’s all strangely beautiful and engrossing.
Morning Bites: Booker Prize Winners, Natalie Diaz Interviewed, Lara Vapnyar, Lightning Bolt’s Latest, and More
In our morning reading: the winners of the Booker Prize, an interview with Natalie Diaz, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Abi Andrews, Helen McClory’s Latest, Maaza Mengiste, John Giorno Remembered, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Abi Andrews, nonfiction from Saeed Jones, and more.